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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.

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3.7
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
bottle at Taco Mac. A decent belgian strong... pours a brown color with average head. aromas of malts and mild fruits. Some carbonation on the palate, however not as strong as I would have liked for this style. The finish is a bit weak on this one and leaves the mouth wanting a bit more. Medium in body and a nice overall flavor. I’m glad I tried this beer, however I don’t believe it lives up to the hype and intriguing packaging.

3.7
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Brown in color with a tan head. Sweet and roasty(?). Some chocolat and dark stone fruits and some very dark caramel.

3.2
BelgiskOlklub (1089) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown, hazy, tan foam. Spiced, sweet chocolate. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter og lightly sour and alcoholic finish. full body, creamy, average carbonation.

3.4
mmmbeer (1433) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
From 11.2 oz ceramic bottle- poured semi-transparent very dark ruby brown, nice formation of off white head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Hits the mouth with weak chocolate body, notes of fruit and caramel apparent, finish slightly dry. Carbonation is very apparent in taste and sight. Alot better than the other I had by them, but still nothing to go crazy about.

3.9
BEEJE26 (38) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
The pink elephant. Really lovely strong ale. Malty, with caramel flavour. Good full body.

3.8
ScoWRee (424) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours dark brown with a thin foamy tan head.. Aroma of malt and yeast. Taste is carmel, chocolate.Nicly carbinated. Very nice!

3.5
b33r (881) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Dark brown amber color with small off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavor has strong caramel malts and is a little sweet with a slight alcohol pinch. Good overall

4
Matty8251 (5) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2007 does not count
1 pint bottle. Deep rrubby brown body with a 1/4 lacing head. Lots of malt flavors really not much hop, and a few spices notes of yeast. It reminds me of a Enlish Brown Ale at has not gotten to it finall gravity yet. Worth a try.

3.2
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Poured deep, ruddy brown with a moderate cap of deep beige head. The aroma picked up nice doses of biscuit, drawn caramel, and chocolate maltage with warm herbs, cocoa, and spicy yeast fading away.. nice components, but the components did not meld together as I had hoped. The flavor found semi-sweet chocolate and caramel malt at the core (with the chocolate riding through the long finish).. spicy alcohol and peppery notes rise at the back of the mouth, detracting a bit from the enjoyment.. dry herbal notes, chocolate, and alcohol on the finish. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation across the middle, but sharper stuff around and at the back.. warm finish. This was a decent beer, but not much more.

2.4
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
75cL bottle, from old notes. Deep brown color with hints of ruby at the edges, creamy off white foam, decent retention and lacing. Lots of dark malt and yeasty phenols in the aroma. Flavor is big on the malt and a bit confused, seems to be doing too many things at the same time. Does it want to be a double or a scotch style? A little too sweet for me.


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